42nd Street

42nd Street

DVD - 2006
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The night before the premier of a Broadway show, the star breaks her ankle and one of the chorus girls must step in to take her part.

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frle1945 Aug 12, 2017

Excellent A behind the scenes look that gives viewers a better understanding of wanting to be acknowledged for merit and talent. Hats off to a superb cast!

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ThomasJWhiting
Mar 08, 2016

VERY GOOD 1933 Broadway film/musical done during the height of the Depression with excellent dancing, staging, costumes - everything.
It's a classic and I'm glad I've now seen it.
I did have a bit harder time relating to the drama/romance aspects and other bits than I have had when viewing 40's and 50's musicals.

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Nursebob
Dec 13, 2014

The story is older than Broadway itself: a young ingenue from the cornfields of the midwest travels to the big city seeking fame and fortune and winds up becoming a star overnight when she is called upon to replace an injured leading lady. Filled with the usual assortment of backstage bitching, flippant one-liners and romantic intrigues (this was filmed 50 years before "A Chorus Line") it all seems a bit stale by today's standards. Although Ruby Keeler's dazed performance gives the impression she took one too many hits off the bong the rest of the cast is adequate, including a young Ginger Rogers. But it is the wildly camp closing number, staged by Busby Berkeley himself, that makes it all worthwhile; the rest is just preamble.

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garycornell
Jul 26, 2014

Do you know where the song "Shuffle off to Buffalo" came from? Well, it came from an excellent Broadway Play and Movie "42nd Street". It is one of Hollywood's best musicals then and now. Why not see the original movie with such stars as Dick Powell, Rudy Keeler, and Ginger Rogers. You will be amazed at the dance numbers. This show has got it all. If you like a great musical, this is for you. Thanks for reading the above.

mapmusic17 Jun 09, 2014

5 stars. A joy from start to finish. Sure the story is old hat, but beautifully executed. The musical numbers are still GREAT.

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